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National Museum

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224497111
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A not so good museum!

It wasn't so bad but it's collection were some kind of irrelevant. It was divided into different sections for example a zoo which was a little bit curious! The museum is held into... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
George K
Athens, Greece
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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a big museum fan and I am usually really disappointed spending time going around museums. However, I was definitely surprised by the Prague's National Museum. One of the exhibitions was showing the cycly of the Live and Dead and the way people during the years used to see it. Also it was very impressive the one showing... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The establishment of the museum in late 18th century and then the eventual construction of the current building is dedicated to the natural sciences. It is located on the opposing end of Wenceslas Square on Vaclavski Blvd. It is an impressive and imposing building looking from the Wenceslas statue. The museum was an ideal venue for a classical string quartet... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a smaller / new building open for two small and frankly uninteresting exhibits. It was disappointing but hopefully the repairs to the old building will make it a destination for generations to come.

Thank Brent W
Whitby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Went in to check it out with a friend, and was disappointed. They only have two exhibits open, and nothing special that you can't see at any other museum. In a city with such rich culture and history, I was expecting more I guess.

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Leesburg, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The museum is under renovation and a few exhibits are in place across the street. The price was not excessive but not worth what they had on exhibit. The staff spoke English but were less than friendly.

Thank George R
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It wasn't so bad but it's collection were some kind of irrelevant. It was divided into different sections for example a zoo which was a little bit curious! The museum is held into a new glass building due to reconstructions in the main building which is beautiful from the outside! If you want some more museum visiting be free to... More 

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Wheaton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Everything needs to be renovated from time to time but the museum has chosen NOT to display any of its collection in its next door new building but rather an awful Noah's ark diorama, fitting for three year olds. A real shame

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The old building of the National Museum is said to be the oldest and largest museum in the Republic. This Neo classical structure has an imposing presence overlooking the Wenceslas Square but it has been shut down for renovation during my visit so I cannot tell whether the interior matches with its dignified outlook. Apparently, the authorities has used the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This main venue is closed until 2018 and instead they have a temporary exhibition on noahs ark which is pretty laughtable as it's fully made up of plastic animals and photos of the real deals that's inside the closed venue... not worth the 100 czk we paid each. Do not visit!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I was very impressed with the natural history exhibit in this new museum. I last visited Prague over ten years ago when the museum was located in the old building at the top of Wenceslas Square. It has since been relocated to a modern building less than a minutes’ walk from the old site in the direction of the State... More 

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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